Posts Tagged ‘Beyond Vietnam’

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For fifty years they have tried to reduce Martin Luther King to one sentence, so they don’t acknowledge everything else he accomplished and stood for. They give him avenues but erase his real legacy from history. This sick response is witnessed among even the lowest cogs, mindlessly reciting their talking points, as they do regarding every political issue.

purveyor

a person or group that spreads or promotes an idea, view, etc.

“I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.”
-MLK, Beyond Vietnam

That is why the US Government killed Dr. King. That is exactly the reason. He crossed the line that cost JFK and his brother their lives. The American empire kills its opponents, and it gets away with it in broad daylight.

“Our government felt then that the Vietnamese people were not ready for independence, and we again fell victim to the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long.”

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Evidence at the 1999 civil trial King Family vs. Jowers proves that Dr. King was murdered by the US government.

MLK ASSASSINATED BY US GOVT:
King Family civil trial verdict

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Vincent Harding wrote the Beyond Vietnam speech

Remembering Vincent Harding, the Civil Rights Activist Who Wrote MLK’s Speech Against Vietnam War

“By the last years of his life, [King] was saying that America had to deal with what he called triple evils: the evil of racism, the evil of materialism and the evils of militarism,” 

 

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Beyond Vietnam

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“But they asked, and rightly so, “What about Vietnam?” They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”

“The Vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1954—in 1945 rather—after a combined French and Japanese occupation and before the communist revolution in China. They were led by Ho Chi Minh. Even though they quoted the American Declaration of Independence in their own document of freedom, we refused to recognize them. Instead, we decided to support France in its reconquest of her former colony. Our government felt then that the Vietnamese people were not ready for independence, and we again fell victim to the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long.”